Blake Shelton responds to backlash from his new song 'Minimum Wage'

Blake Shelton defends 'Minimum Wage' song after backlash

Blake Shelton defends 'Minimum Wage' song after backlash

Blake Shelton isn't here to listen to the 'mindless backlash" of his latest song "Minimum Wage'.

"I heard "Minimum Wage" over a year ago and connected with it immediately", Shelton says.

And to those who don't understand Blake's intended theme of the song, he says, "If that's offensive to you, then we'll just have to agree to disagree".

Co-written by Nicolle Galyon, Corey Crowder and Jesse Frasure, "Minimum Wage" finds the country superstar reveling in his solid relationship and acknowledging that one does not need material items to be happy.

"I have a lot of great memories playing dive bars in Nashville and then driving back to Oklahoma to play a gig", he recalls. "He really is just my best friend and I feel just so excited that I have someone in my life that now I have a chance at happiness for a long time to come".

The artist's new song has to do with his love for the 51-year-old "Hollaback Girl" singer and contains a lyric in the chorus that upset many people who saw the broadcast.

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As for why Blake waited to address the backlash, he says, "We're at a point now where it doesn't even deserve a response", he says. "That's why I didn't come out initially and say anything because they're not entitled to a response from me". If it was something negative about me, it had to do with "I hate Blake Shelton" because of some other reason.

"I was 17 when my brother was getting into these ska bands and discovered music from England and this band called Madness and would bring all their records home", said Stefani. "And I do, too".

Blake Shelton defended his song "Minimum Wage" after backlash online for its lyrics. "You just don't see things that are right around the corner after such like, devastation", she said, noting they both had "healing to do".

Speaking with CMT Thursday morning, a day before the record hit airwaves, "The Voice" coach, who is now engaged to Gwen Stefani, explained, "It's literally a love song about how if times are tight and you ain't got much money-as long as you have love and you're happy-at the end of the day, that's all any of us can really hope for".

2021 is already proving to be another busy year for Shelton as the Opry member gears up for a special show at the Opry House Friday night (January 15th).

Shelton can now be seen on season 20 of "The Voice" in the U.S. and he's expected to release more new music over the course of 2021. As a lifelong drummer, he chose to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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